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Colleges / Georgia Southwestern State University

Georgia Southwestern State University

Americus, GA 4-Year Public
Acceptance Rate86%
Acceptance Rate86%

About Georgia Southwestern

Georgia Southwestern State University Overview

Georgia Southwestern State University is a public, state school in the small town setting of Americus, Georgia. Georgia Southwestern was founded in 1906 and currently enrolls around 3,158 students per year year, which includes 2,467 undergraduate students. Georgia Southwestern ensures housing for up to 950 students. Most students live in off campus housing, and 30% of students spend their weekends on campus.

📆 Mark your calendar! July 21, 2023 is the final deadline to submit an application for the Fall 2023 semester.

There are many ways for students to get involved at Georgia Southwestern!

Are you interested in music or performing? Sing in a chorus

Interested in journalism or communications? Georgia Southwestern students can write for the campus newspaperor be a producer for the student-run television channel.

Interested in joining a fraternity or sorority? Georgia Southwestern has fraternities and sororities.

Planning to play sports? Georgia Southwestern has many options for athletes. See them all and learn more about life at Georgia Southwestern on the Student Life page.

2022 Georgia Southwestern Facts At-A-Glance
Academic Calendar Semester
Overall Acceptance Rate 86%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate ED not offered
Early Action Acceptance Rate EA not offered
Average GPA 3.2
Applicants Submitting SAT scores 16%
In-State Tuition $5,080
Out-of-State $18,482
Percent of Need Met 65%
Average First-Year Financial Aid Package $11,845

Is Georgia Southwestern a Good School?

The definition of a "good school" is different for different people. Admissions difficulty, admitted student statistics, tuition, and financial aid can all provide a sense of how competitive a college is.

Let's take a look at these areas to get a clearer sense of what Georgia Southwestern offers and if it seems like a good fit for you.

2022 Acceptance Rate for Georgia Southwestern State University

It is moderately difficult to get into Georgia Southwestern. The university admitted 86% of all applicants in 2022. Out of 1,651 applications received in 2022, 1,413 students were offered admission.

Retention and Graduation Rates at Georgia Southwestern

Retention refers to the number of students that stay enrolled at a school over time. This is a way to get a sense of how satisfied students are with their school experience, and if they have the support necessary to succeed in college.

Approximately 54% of first-year, full-time undergrads who start at Georgia Southwesterncome back the next year. Georgia Southwesternhas a six year graduation rate of 34 for undergrads. Compare this to the average six-year graduation rate for colleges and universities in the U.S., which is around 61% for public schools and 67% for private.

Job Outlook Georgia Southwestern Graduates

Job placement statistics for recent graduates can give you a sense of the return on investment a school offers.

Check with Georgia Southwestern directly, for information on any information on starting salaries for recent grads.

Georgia Southwestern's Endowment

An endowment is the total value of a school's investments, donations, and assets. Endowment is not necessarily an indicator of the quality of a school, but it can give you a sense of how much money a college can afford to invest in expanding programs, improving facilities, and support students.

As of 2022, the total market value of Georgia Southwestern State University's endowment was $42.2 million. The average college endowment was $905 million in 2021. For each full-time student, Georgia Southwestern spends about $6,401 a year.

Tuition and Financial Aid at Georgia Southwestern

Tuition is another important factor when choose a college. Some colleges may have high tuition, but do a better job at meeting students' financial need.

Georgia Southwestern meets 65% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates. The average financial aid package for a full-time, first-year student is around $11,845 a year.

Students in the class of 2022 who had taken out student loans graduated with an average of $24,335 of debt. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.

The 2023-2024 FAFSA Opened on October 1st, 2022

Some aid is available on a first-come, first-served basis, so fill out the FAFSA asap. Visit the FAFSA website to apply for student aid. Remember, the first F in FAFSA stands for FREE! You should never have to pay to submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), so be very wary of anyone asking you for money.

Learn more about Tuition and Financial Aid at Georgia Southwestern.

Based on this information, how does Georgia Southwestern sound? Remember, the best school for one person may be a terrible fit for someone else! So ask yourself: Is Georgia Southwestern a good school for you?

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Where is Georgia Southwestern State University Located?

Georgia Southwestern is located in the small town setting of Americus, Georgia.

If you want to see Georgia Southwestern for yourself, plan a visit. The best way to reach campus is to take U.S. Highway 19 to Americus, or book a flight to the nearest airport, Albany Municipal.

You can also take a virtual campus tour to get a sense of what Georgia Southwestern and Americus are like without leaving home.

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College Info

800 Georgia Southwestern State University Drive Americus, GA 31709-4693

Campus Setting: Small Town

Georgia Southwestern Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Jul 21

Transfer Applications are Due

Jul 21

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Georgia Southwestern is Jul 21.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Georgia Southwestern is Jul 21.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

Georgia Southwestern ACT Scores


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Georgia Southwestern SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

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Math SAT Range

480 - 560


Reading SAT Range

510 - 610

Georgia Southwestern Tuition & Fees

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Student Life

Wondering what life at Georgia Southwestern is like? There are approximately 3,158 students enrolled at Georgia Southwestern, including 2,467 undergraduate students and 691 graduate students. 62% percent of students attend school full-time, 93% percent are from GA and 7% percent of students are from other states.


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